Wintergarden Theater, Broadway
Opened March 13, 2014
The legendary underdog story that inspired us all to go the distance is now a triumphant live event that’s “unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the theater” (NBC).
Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising tale of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, Rocky is brought to extraordinary life by a five-time Tony Award®-winning creative team and the screenwriter of the Oscar®-winning Best Picture, Sylvester Stallone.
Time Out New York says, “Every few years, a piece of stagecraft DROPS SO MANY JAWS and POPS SO MANY EYES, it becomes A BROADWAY INSTA-ICON: The Phantom of the Opera’s falling chandelier; the march of animals in The Lion King; Elphaba levitating while hitting the high F in Wicked’s ‘Defying Gravity.’ ADD TO THAT LIST THE SPECTACULAR FINAL BOUT IN ROCKY.”
“Every few years, a piece of stagecraft drops so many jaws and pops so many eyes, it becomes a Broadway insta-icon: The Phantom of the Opera’s glorious falling chandelier; the awe-inspiring march of animals in The Lion King’s “Circle of Life;” Elphaba levitating while hitting the high F in Wicked’s “Defying Gravity.” Add to that list the spectacular final bout in Rocky. Director Alex Timbers throws every ingredient into the pot to send us staggering into the night punch-drunk, love-struck and begging for more.”
Time Out NY
“A Massive theatrical spectacle! There will no question in theatergoers’ minds that they have experienced the thrill of the fight.”
“Imaginative. Rousing & visually impressive”
“Game-changing. Jaw Dropping. Astounding.”
“An unexpected knockout!”
New York Post
“It is to director ALEX TIMBERS’ credit that the humanity that is the lifeblood of the Rocky tale is never overwhelmed by the technology. For all its bells and whistles, this remains a story of determination, redemption and, of course. True love.”
Philadelphia Daily News
“A thrilling knockout! So visceral and exhilarating that it sends the audience out on a high.”
The Hollywood Reporter
Producers: Stage Entertainment USA, Sylvester Stallone, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Shubert Organisation, Kevin King-Templeton, James L. Nederlander & Terry Allen Kramer, Roy Furman, Cheryl Wiesenfield, Zane Tankel, Lucky Champions, Scott Delman, JFL Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Latitude Link, Waxman/Shin/Bergère and Lauren Stephens/Josh Goodman.